Six in Tampa area? For a smaller metro area, seems like a high number per capita- looks like a good place not to ride... Any stats on how many bike vs car related fatalities in Chicago and Chicago-area available for 2010?
Man, I lived in Tampa and frequently drove this guy's commute since he lives near where my dad does. I know every place mentioned in the article. I didn't get into cycling until after I moved from Tampa, but even so its obvious the Tampa Bay area is terrible for cycling (except for some areas in central St. Pete). There aren't many cyclists in the Bay area and they are mostly cyclist by circumstance not choice. Gandy and 4th Ave are some of the worst streets to ride on. He could have avoided those entirely by taking backroads. Who knows.